"Union Terrace Gardens"

"Union Terrace Gardens", Aberdeen

"A small city-centre park on one side of Union Terrace just off Union Street. A small river the Denburn used to flow past here but is now covered by the railway line. Union Terrace Gardens is a rare haven of tranquility greenery and natural beauty in the city-centre. In summer look out for the floral coat of arms and in warm weather citizens sunbathe and picnic on the lawns. All year round from the gardens you can appreciate some of the grand architecture on Union Terrace and Rosemount Viaduct. In winter the park is beautiful in the snow. In 2011-12 the park was threatened with demolition to build a heavily-engineered ""City Garden"" as a new civic heart for the city sponsored by local oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood who offered £50 million of his own money to part-finance the scheme. The project was extremely controversial but citizens voted narrowly in favour of the redevelopment in a referendum. However following the 2012 elections to the city council the new city administration scrapped the controversial project." "DetailsAddressUnion Terrace

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